Chisinau hosts the international conference on fighting discrimination

20 December 2018 Chisinau

Better mechanisms for protection against discrimination were the focus of the international conference that took place on 17-18 December in Chisinau, Moldova. The conference brought together the representatives of the Ombudspersons’ Offices, equality bodies, state authorities and key local NGOs...

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Georgia: regional conference and closing event [email protected] project

19 December 2018 Tbilisi

As part of the Partnership for Good Governance programme, co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe, a conference on cybercrime strategies and the closing event for the [email protected] project were simultaneously organised by the EU...

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Georgia: Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals certificate ceremony

18 December 2018 Tbilisi

On 17 December, 20 assistants to judges received their certificates of completion of the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Reasoning of Criminal Judgments. The participants completed a two-month intensive online course on the Reasoning of Criminal Judgments, which...

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Co-ordination meeting on strengthening the protection of national minorities in Ukraine

17 December 2018 Kyiv

On 11 December 2018 the closing meeting of Partnership for Good Governance project ‘Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities in Ukraine’ was organised in Kyiv, Ukraine. The representatives of the project beneficiaries gathered in order to summarise the results of the project and to...

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Discussing equality of arms in criminal proceedings together with lawyers in Georgia

14 December 2018 Tbilisi

The series of trainings on rights to privacy and equality of arms in criminal proceedings for two groups of lawyers involving national experts were held on 3-4 and 12-13 December. The aim of the training was to familiarize around 45 participants with the most recent case-law of the European Court...

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Azerbaijan: supporting the legal clinic of the Academy of Justice to provide pro bono legal aid

14 December 2018 Baku

The Council of Europe and the European Union are supporting the legal clinic of the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan to provide qualified free legal aid to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of the population that are financially unable to access legal services. Since September 2018, 31 selected...

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Armenia: closing conference for project supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity

14 December 2018 Yerevan

A final conference for the project “Supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity in Armenia” co-funded through the European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance was held on 12 December. The conference marked the successful accomplishment...

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A new online course on access to justice for women now available

14 December 2018 Strasbourg

Achieving gender equality is a priority for the Council for Europe and its member states. It is also central to achieving the organisation’s mission: safeguarding human rights, upholding democracy and preserving the rule of law. Even if the legal status of women in Europe has improved during the...

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Ukraine - Czech Republic: peer to peer exchange in the area of national minorities protection

12 December 2018 Prague

On 4-5 December 2018 the second peer to peer visit in the area of protection of national minorities was organised in the Czech Republic for the Ukrainian authorities by the Council of Europe under the framework of the project “Strengthening the protection of national minorities in Ukraine”. The...

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Training on communication for staff of the Equality Council and the Ombudsperson Office

7 December 2018 Chisinau

On 3 December in Chisinau, staff from the Council for Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination and Ensuring Equality and the Ombudsperson Office learnt how to analyse the institution's contact points, interactive approach to monitoring the general communication status of the institution and how...

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Familiarising judges with the most recent landmark case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

2 December 2018 Tbilisli

European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Supreme Court of Georgia, organised a workshop on the most recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and national court practices, involving 30 judges from all instances. Participants of the workshop, held on 30...

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Training on how to investigate allegations of ill-treatment

3 December 2018 Tbilisi

Training courses on the fight against ill-treatment for two groups of prosecutors led by national and international experts were held on 26-27 and 29-30 November in Tbilisi. The aim of the training was to familiarise around 40 participants with the most recent case-law of the European Court of...

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Georgia: workshop for minority language media

29 November 2018 Tbilisi

On 27 November 2018, a workshop for minority language media in Tbilisi was organised. The event gathered representatives of newspapers, TV stations, radios and news portals publishing and broadcasting in Georgia in minority languages, such as Armenian, Azerbaijani, German and Russian. Council of...

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Seminar on specialised dialogue mechanisms for national minorities in Ukraine

19 November 2018 Kyiv

The preliminary findings of the ‘Study on strengthening the protection of national minorities in Ukraine: executive structures and specialised dialogue mechanisms in an international comparative perspective’ were presented in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 15th of November. The joint European Union and...

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Conference on "The Role and Independence of Lawyers: Comparative Perspectives"

15 November 2018 Baku

On 15-16 November 2018, the Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “The role and independence of lawyers: comparative prospectives” jointly with the International Commission of Jurists and the Bar Association of Azerbaijan. The Conference is intended to cross perspectives...

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Second group meeting for the development of the online course on prevention of torture standards

15 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 12 and 13 November 2018 the second working group for the development of an online Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) standards was held at the Council of Europe...

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Inauguration event of multilingual signs in Chisinau

14 November 2018 Chisinau

On 13 November 2018 during an official ceremony in Chisinau seventy one multilingual tourist signs were inaugurated. The signs will mark the most important touristic sights in Chisinau in Romanian, English and in minority languages: Russian, Ukrainian, German, Bulgarian and Yiddish. The signs...

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Supporting Georgian parliament in effective monitoring and execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments

12 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 8-9 November 2018 a study visit to Strasbourg was organised on “the role of the Georgian Parliament in implementing standards of the European Convention of Human Rights”. The study visit brought together the representatives of the parliament, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, Chief Prosecutor’s...

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Armenia: Seminar on recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights

12 November 2018 Yerevan

On 9-10 November, criminal law judges and judicial servants of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on Articles 3, 5 and 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights and the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. In particular, the publicity of judicial hearings, acceptable...

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Armenia: Launch of online course on prohibition of ill-treatment for investigators and prosecutors

5 November 2018 Yerevan

The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on the Prohibition of Ill-treatment was launched for a group of investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia (IC) and the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia (SIS),...

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